Chocolate Dump Cake

 

Table of Contents
  1. Chocolate Dump Cake Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Chocolate Dump Cake
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
  8. JUMP TO RECIPE

Chocolate dump cake is a decadent dessert loaded with three kinds of yummy chocolate. Made with chocolate cake mix, chocolate pudding, and chocolate chips, each bite of this tender cake is bursting with chocolate flavor. The best part is that this delicious dessert is quick and easy to put together any day of the week when you are craving a chocolate treat. 

If you love a rich chocolate dessert, you’ll want to make Chocolate Poke Cake, Chocolate Brownie Cake, and Chocolate Lasagna

a slice of Chocolate Dump Cake in a wooden spoon

Chocolate Dump Cake Ingredients

Chocolate Dump Cake raw ingredients that are labeled

You will need:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick, 113 grams, melted but not hot
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 5.1 ounce instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • 12 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips

Substitutions and Additions

Toppings: Chopped candy, nuts, toffee chips, or other types of baking chips (peanut butter chips) would also be great sprinkled on top. Drizzle caramel sauce on top for more gooey flavor. 

Chocolate chips: You could also substitute dark chocolate chips for the semi-sweet chips in this easy dump cake recipe. 

Cake Mix: You could use either a plain chocolate cake mix or a devil’s food cake mix for this recipe for an even richer chocolate flavor.

How to Make This Chocolate Dump Cake

STEP ONE: Spray a 9×13 casserole dish with nonstick spray and preheat your oven to 350°F.

PRO TIP: You’ll want to use a 9”x13″ pan so that the texture and consistency are right. I’ve used an 11″ x 7″ pan before, and it turned out a little too thick, which changed the delicious texture of the dump cake.

STEP TWO: Sprinkle the chocolate cake mix evenly in the dish.

cake mix in a baking dish then pudding mix added to the baking dish

STEP THREE: Sprinkle the instant chocolate pudding mix evenly across the cake mix.

STEP FOUR: Add the milk to the butter – make sure the butter isn’t hot, so the milk doesn’t curdle.

melted butter and milk in a cup

STEP FIVE: Pour the milk/butter mix on top of the cake and pudding mix.

milk and butter being mixed with the pudding mix

STEP SIX: Use a whisk to mix slightly – you don’t need to stir entirely, but you do want it slightly incorporated so that it bakes evenly.

butter, milk, and dry ingredients being whisked together

STEP SEVEN: Sprinkle the entire bag of chocolate chips across the top.

chocolate being sprinkled on top of the pudding mix

STEP EIGHT: Place in the oven to bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

PRO TIP: Because dump cakes are so gooey and moist, it can be hard to determine if they’re done. It’s normal to see some wet spots and some spots that are more crisp and done. 

Chocolate Dump Cake in a baking dish with a cooling rack

STEP NINE: Serve warm with ice cream.

How to Serve

Already chocked full of chocolate flavor, you can make this chocolate dump cake even more chocolatey by drizzling hot fudge sauce over the top. You can also serve your dump cake with a school of vanilla ice cream, a dollop of whipped cream, or some caramel sauce. Enjoy a slice of cake with a cup of coffee or a glass of milk. 

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store this easy chocolate cake in the fridge covered tightly with plastic wrap for up to 5 days. 

IN THE FREEZER: Store this chocolate chip dump cake in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Let it thaw in the fridge overnight when you want to serve it, then bake at 350°F for 10 to 20 minutes until it’s warmed back through.

Chocolate Dump Cake in a baking dish

Chocolate dump cake couldn’t be simpler to make, with only five ingredients and just 5 minutes of prep time. Simply pour all of your ingredients into the pan, bake, and get ready to enjoy a chocolate dessert you can’t resist. Before you know it you’ll be sinking your teeth into this amazingly tasty chocolate cake. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a dump cake? 

A dump cake is an easy cake in which the recipe calls for the ingredients to be dumped into the baking pan and baked. Usually, they use a boxed cake mix and a handful of additional ingredients.

Can you make chocolate dump cake ahead of time? 

You can make chocolate dump cake up to 2 days ahead of time. Since it is best served warm, make sure to warm it up again before serving.

How to serve chocolate dump cake? 

This moist chocolate cake is an easy recipe that is completely customizable. Sprinkle whichever sweet toppings you wish, including coconut, toffee bits, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or nuts. You could also add frosting, whipped cream, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce on top and a scoop of ice cream on the side.

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over head shot of Chocolate Dump Cake on a plate

Chocolate Dump Cake

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter, unsalted
  • 113 grams butter, melted but not hot
  • 1 chocolate cake mix
  • 5.1 ounces instant chocolate pudding
  • 2 ½ cups whole milk
  • 12 ounce semi-sweet chocolate chips

Notes

  • You’ll want to use a 9”x 13″ pan so that the texture and consistency are right. I’ve used an 11″ x 7″ pan before, and it turned out a little too thick, which changed the delicious texture of the dump cake.
  • Because dump cakes are so gooey and moist, it can be hard to determine if they’re done. It’s normal to see some wet spots and some spots that are more crisp and done. 

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